Well, the professional spammers have found this open to all forum and I have reported 2 posts in the last 10 minutes as obvious spam. This could get ugly and make this forum unusable very quickly.
Plusnet are going to have to tackle this with real resources, and not expect mods to tackle it.
16-04-2016 1:44 PM - edited 16-04-2016 1:44 PM
This possibility was pointed out at length during the initial feedback and ignored
Yep I saw those as well, but but the time I tried to read one it had been removed, so someone's on the ball. Obviously I'm using my account from the old forum, but when signing up for an account are there any bot protections in place?
Also I've noticed what I think is about 400 new users since launch, but the post count on the site don't really reflect this.
16-04-2016 1:53 PM - edited 16-04-2016 1:55 PM
I think we all knew it would happen when the new forum was announced, and I seem to remember yourself and others saying it had been raised as a major concern.
Shame as it is unfair to expect unpaid volunteers to manage spam.
It is very cheap to get people to spam so you don't need bots although it is cheaper again if bots are used.
One was in the Business forum and one in the "My Router" about snoring aids
16-04-2016 2:01 PM - edited 17-04-2016 12:58 PM
Yes, that's the truth of it, but you would have thought with all of the guests online there would be more posting.
16-04-2016 2:04 PM - edited 16-04-2016 2:05 PM
I don't think that number of guests is that uncommon, but I dare say there will be a few members who can't get logged-in properly yet due to the password reset etc issues.
I believe I've dealt with all the spam and banned the 'poster'.
If anyone spots any more, please report it.
17-04-2016 1:32 PM - edited 17-04-2016 4:28 PM
It's ironic that spammers have already joined the forums while some genuine members are still struggling with the password reset debacle.
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